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Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce

Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce -  A simple and delicious way to prepare this fish. It has  amazing flavor and perfect for a weeknight meal or company dinner. 
Course Fish, Reader Favorite
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rob


  • 1 lb trout fillet Cut in half
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice plus lemon slices
  • 3 tbsp parsley ,chopped


  1.  Season the top of fish fillets with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. 

    In a skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat until heated but not too hot. To the skillet add fish fillets skin side up , flesh side down. 

    Cook the flesh side of the fish for about 4 minutes on medium heat, making sure the oil is not too hot, until lightly browned. (like the picture above)

    Flip the fillet's over, skin side down. Cook for another 4 minutes on Keeping heat on medium heat. 

    Cover and remove fish from heat and let fish sit in pan for another 5 minutes or so to finish cooking. do not overcook fish or it will be dry. Sometimes depending on how thick your fillet is you may only need 3-4 minutes.

    After the fish is cooked through, with a spatula, remove fillets to the plate.  

    Add chopped garlic, lemon juice, and white wine to the same pan.

    Cook on medium-low heat for about 1 minute, until garlic softens a little bit.  Add  chopped parsley, and 2 tablespoons of butter. Let butter melt then add fish back to the pan.

     Add  lemon  slices on fish fillets and spoon sauce over the fish. Serve